Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Palin Rape kit rumor is not true!

There has been a nasty rumor going on that during Palin's tenure as mayor of Wassila, female rape victims were required to pay for their own rape kits. It was supposed to be another example on how Palin was really a man and hated women and wanted them all to stay home barefoot and pregnant.


Imagine my surprise when you find out that this is not true.


In reality, and had any journalist in the MSM outlets bothered to do their job instead of working for the Obama campaign 24/7, there was a state law forbidding charging victims of rape for their rape kits since 2000. As for where it all came from, the chief of Police( chief of police, not Palin) in Wasilla wanted to have the Insurance companies(Insurance companies, not the victims) to pay for them, with the intention of billing it ultimately to the rapists eventually. However, there isn;t a single piece of record that shows that a single victim's insurance was ever billed for it. If this practice still seems creepy or exclusive to macho, rough-and-tumble Alaska, well, it happens to be the practice in other states, too, like North Carolina (until recently) and ... Illinois.


And can you guess who co-sponsored that bill in Illinois?


Can you say Barack Obama?


Have a nice day!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Sarah Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002, and from 1996 to 2000, Wasilla charged rape victims for their rape kits. The law passed in 2000 was, in fact, passed in part because of the situation in Wasilla.

Clearly, knowing when Palin actually served as mayor would make this argument a little more effective -- or rather, would have kept you from saying something so ignorant.